CenturyLink fixed wireless internet

With fixed wireless (antenna-based internet) from CenturyLink, you can surf the web and stream your favorite shows, even in a rural or underserved area.


Our wireless internet technology combines our robust fiber-optic network with wireless technology to deliver internet service to rural areas where traditional cable internet isn’t available. The wireless network broadcasts a radio signal from a wireless tower in the area to a receiver unit positioned on your home, providing a minimum speed of 10 Mbps (Megabits per second).

Fixed wireless installation

During installation, a certified technician will mount a small wireless antenna to the top of your home and activate the service. The steps are outlined below:

Step # What the technician does
1 Surveys your home to find the best location for the wireless antenna, ensuring the strongest connection possible
2 Mounts a wireless antenna on the roof and calibrates it for optimal performance
3 Connects the wireless antenna to your in-home router to enable WiFi access

Once installation is complete, you'll have the internet and a world of possibilities at your fingertips!

Connect to your WiFi network

Start by locating the SSID and Key/Passphrase on the bottom of your router. If needed, you can look up the security settings in the modem's online settings.

SSID and passphrase modem sticker

You can find the SSID (network name) and Key (WiFi password) printed on the sticker attached to the side, back or bottom of the modem.

Now you're ready to connect your devices to the WiFi network! Setup varies by device, but most devices have a Settings > Wireless option where you can enter the security information to get connected:

  • The network name (SSID) printed on the router label will show up on your device under the list of available wireless networks.

  • The Key/Passphrase on the router label is the password you will enter into your device to complete the connection.

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